What we do
Who is doing it
Gerald de Haan, Director Sanquin Research
Treat cancer with blood
Who we do it for
”Ensuring that even more people with cancers that are difficult to cure can be treated with Tcell therapy.”
Just like himself—against all odds—he survived a very aggressive form of skin cancer.
“My life has completely changed. The doctors told me there was nothing more they could do for me, and for two years I was saying goodbye and closing life. Then when you get to hear that you’re cured, that’s fantastic. I’ve started to think differently about things, I really enjoy the moments with my family and friends.”
Sanquin Research conducts research into treatment using a patient’s own cells. It concerns the immune cells that are often present in tumors, but which do not succeed in breaking down the tumors. Sanquin Research, together with the Netherlands Cancer Institute, has succeeded in cultivating these immune cells in the lab and then injecting them into the patient, as a result, the tumor disappeared in some of the patients with a hitherto untreatable form of cancer.
What we need
With your support to Sanquin Research Fund we can conduct more research into this groundbreaking cancer treatment, which will enable even more people like Hein to be completely cured of cancer.